Places to see birds

Stockers Lake, Rickmansworth (Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust)

http://www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk/reserves/stockers-lake

Stockers Lake, Rickmansworth (Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust)
David Brown

Stocker's Lake was originally dug for gravel in the 1920s and 30s. Much of this went to build the old Wembley Stadium. In winter, Stocker's Lake becomes one of the best places to birdwatch in the Colne Valley as thousands of ducks migrate in from places such as Russia, Iceland and Scandinavia.

From October to March, Stocker's Lake is home to ducks such as wigeon, goldeneye, shoveler and smew. In summer, the lake supports over 60 species of breeding bird including common terns, reed warblers and sedge warblers that migrate here from Africa.